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Meet the two blokes dominating the skincare game

From working in a fish and chip shop to owning a global award-winning skincare company, these two high school mates are on...

Melbourne pub owners provide meals for stood down employees

Melbourne hospitality businesses are banding together to create a service which provides food to their workers who are doing it tough. 

Broken Victorian businesses should be spared closure costs: Ombudsman

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has called on the Victorian Government to cover the costs associated with...

SMEs to receive 6 more months of rent relief

Tenants who received rent relief under the COVID-19 mandatory code of conduct will continue to receive concessions for at least six months after October...

IR flexibility: Should the COVID-19 changes become permanent?

Industrial relations changes have been critical in helping small business employers keep their doors open and staff on their payroll throughout the pandemic. The flexibilities...

6 out of 10 Australian SMEs report losses up to 75 per cent

Business Australia reported that 6 out of 10 Australian SMEs reported sales losses up to 75 per cent this year. Only 18 per cent...

Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment offered to Victorian workers living in NSW or SA

People who live in New South Wales and South Australia but work in Victoria are now eligible for a $1,500 Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment...

Daniel Andrews to unveil roadmap to “COVID-normal” this Sunday

Premier Daniel Andrews will release his reopening roadmap for Victoria this Sunday, September 6th. In a statement released today, the Victorian Government has said they...

SMEs expecting salaries to be frozen for the next 12 months

47 per cent of small to medium enterprises expect salary increases to be frozen for at least 12 months, according to a new study...

From studying history at Cambridge to studying the future at Airtree Ventures: Interview with Jackie Vullinghs

Jackie Vullinghs is a Principal at Airtree Ventures who invests in areas such as health, fintech, cybersecurity and AI. She studied history at Cambridge...

Small business recovery grants closing soon

NSW small businesses have less than a week left to apply for the Small Business Recovery Grant. The Grant was opened up to small businesses who employ less than...

ANZ offers $200,000 loans to small businesses

ANZ today launched a new digital lending platform to provide a conditional $200,000 to small businesses in unsecured lending in as little as 20...

Energy consumers in Victoria to receive support until March 2021

The Victorian Essential Services Commission announced this week that it will introduce new mandatory requirements for energy retailers to provide "reasonable" assistance to small...

Why are cloud-based companies faring better in COVID-19?

Recent data from Telsyte has shown that nearly half (45 per cent) of Australian organisations are looking to increase cloud infrastructure spending in 2020,...

$1 billion defence investment to rebuild the economy

The Morrison Government has announced they will invest $1 billion into the Australian defence industry to help create jobs in SMEs and stimulate the...

$45 million available for businesses impacted by NSW-Victoria border closure

The NSW government has unveiled a $45 million grant program for small businesses and not-for-profits affected by the NSW and Victorian border closure. Eligible businesses...

Are small businesses the key to our COVID recovery?

While the small business sector has been hit dramatically by the effects of COVID-19, they may also be our ticket out of economic distress. Small...

Scale up or streamline, back to basics or diversify? Key questions in the ‘new normal’

This article was guest authored by Mark Lenhard, CEO of Invoice2go. The past few months have presented some of the toughest challenges many Australian small...

ACCC attacks Google over ‘misinformation’

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has accused Google of releasing “misinformation” about the Federal Government’s plan to make them bargain with Australian...

How smaller companies can accelerate their shift to renewables

A solution to corporate sustainability is possible and begins with smart technology, writes Nick Martyniuk, CEO at WePower. Digital advancements in the energy industry are...